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Undergraduate Programs Overview

Why study Chemistry or Biochemistry at Marquette?

As a Chemistry or Biochemistry major, you are offered the opportunity to work with top scholars in cutting-edge research projects, while being taught by those same scholars.

The Department offers three majors:

A minor in Chemistry is also available with an additional track for Right of Public Instruction certification.

Careers in Chemistry information

Undergraduate Research: A Hallmark of our Program

Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to participate in research projects with a faculty mentor, which can be taken for course credit or as a paid summer internship. Such projects provide outstanding professional development opportunities. Become a published author and present your work at national scientific meetings! Roughly 90% of our chemistry majors have completed a research project in the last seven years, resulting in 20 papers with undergraduate co-authors. Up to six hours of CHEM 4956, Undergraduate Research, may be taken for credit towards the degree. You are encouraged to begin investigating the research interests of the faculty early and to begin laboratory work as soon as you can.

Examples of recent undergraduate projects:

Ready to get started? Explore the faculty research fields.

CheMU: Our undergraduate chemistry society

Members of CheMU meet regularly and plan activities, such as chemistry magic shows, social outings, panel discussions and much more. Members also have the option of becoming student affiliates of the ACS.

Student Awards and Achievements

The department presents awards at the end of each academic year to outstanding students at all levels. Awards include:

See a list of recent award winners.

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